Austin Trout wished his 88-year-old great grandmother, Dorothy Johnson, “Happy birthday ‘Nanna’ Johnson,” after Saturday night’s unanimous decision victory over Miguel Cottto.
Fans have questions about the promotional/business side of Saturday’s Miguel Cotto-Austin Trout showdown, more feedback on Guerrero-Berto and a potential Mayweather-Guerrero fight, plus pro and con opinions on the late Hector Camacho in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Will Austin Trout’s dream of victory become a reality or a living nightmare in the form of Miguel Cotto?
Austin Trout says facing Miguel Cotto in his partisan New York won’t affect him: “The crowd has never had an effect on me. If anything, what it has done is given the motivation and it has made me want to make them shut up.”
Jimmy Kimmel to Manny Pacquiao: “You announced that you had quit drinking, and quit gambling, and that you had quit cock fighting, and then, for the first time in seven years, you did not win…Will you go back to drinking, gambling and cock fighting?”
Manny Pacquiao and arch-rival Juan Manuel Marquez once sang “La Bamba” during a duet on Mexican television during the promotion leading up to their third fight.
Manny Pacquiao will make his seventh appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Nov. 21 in advance of his Dec. 8 clash with Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao had been victorious in every fight following his berth on the show except the last one, after which he lost to Tim Bradley.
Austin Trout on his fight with Miguel Cotto: “I’m looking at this as my golden opportunity. He’s had his time and done great things with it, but it’s my time now. I’ll be damned if I let this opportunity slip away from me.”